Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):
SBD: (shnid=213) - mastered by Josh Belkin
Lineage: SBD>ReelM>DAT>CassetteM>DAT(3)>Prodif Plus card >
Samplitude 2496 > Plextor 820 burner
SBD Patch: "Phil's Tape" > ? > DAT(n) >Prodif Plus > Samp2496
AUD: (shnid=14265) - via Noah Weiner(encoding) via Mark Cohen(A/D xfer)
AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN
Recorded by Jerry Moore about 15 rows from the stage on center axis
with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120
cassettes, with Dolby B ON.
Both sources were converted to WAV >
Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)
Matrixed by Chris Chappell
End disc 1 after To Lay Me Down and end disc 2 after Around & Around. Seastones
is named s1t19 so as to keep in the order played, although there was a set break
before and after this track. Tracks are named by set as opposed to disc as there
are many media options now for output.
This show was probably one of those events for those who attended where the
response afterwards was like "what the hell was that?" - in other words, not
your normal Dead show, festooned with wierd sound effects, in between song
banter, a Tico Tico tuning, the only Let It Rock, and the first Seastones; all
of this before even the second set which starts with a Jam. The Dark Star,
which is just a Dark Star jam (last one until 1991), lasts almost 18 minutes,
and is one of only 6 played in '74, and the only one in '74 without vocals.
Spanish Jam makes its first of 7 appearances in '74 after a 15 month hiatus.
The jam into US Blues is classic, and the Casey Jones encore is 1 of 10 in '74.
Two repeats from the night before, Jack Straw and Ship Of Fools, had different
feels, yet I still prefer the 22nd versions.
Sonically, the weird part is the beginning of the show which is a matrix from
the SBD source which finally goes to straight SBD in the middle of Ramble On Rose.
This first portion, which is quite phasey, was left alone and not matrixed with
the AUD source due to the fact it had already been matrixed (by Healy?, real time
at the show? - could this be the first matrix experiment at a Deadshow?). Also,
Seastones is AUD only.
Thanks to Jerry Moore for recording the AUD at such a perfect FOB location
which picked up alot of Garcia's amp, thus making the matrix work well. Thanks
to Noah Weiner and Mark Cohen for their conversion of Jerry Moore's masters.
Thanks to Josh Belkin for mastering the SBD source, and thanks to Phil for his
SBD source used as a patch in Belkin's source.
Thanks to Bill Zormeir (AKA Zman) for the excellent artwork.
Both sources were very close in pitch, the SBD being the closest to A=440.
I synched the AUD to the SBD and the AUD had to be pitched up only 2 to 6 cents.
The alt. SBD "Phil's tape" which provides the patch in US Blues did not need
to be pitch adjusted, although some EQ was applied to match the regular SBD in
tone/timbre (high shelf starting at 1.5kHz +6dB).
- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either of the two main sources. I applied very sparingly
Waves L2 (limiter) to the master 2 buss to keep things contained, the
levels rarely hitting zero, thus the limiting is quite scarce. All I was
trying to do here is to add some dimension to the SBD by using the
ambience of the AUD. The result is a lively but clear recording, hopefully
close to how it sounded at the show. If I had to guess the SBD/AUD ratio
would be somewhere between 3:1 and 2:1. Note that Jerry's presence in the
matrix mix is enhanced greatly from the AUD due to his loud stage volume.
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.
s1t01 (0:00 - 3:14) - missing (tuning)
s1t02 (6:18 - 6:51) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (0:13 - 0:47) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (1:11 - 1:43) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (3:19 - 4:34) - missing (tuning)
s1t06>7 (7:43 - 0:02) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (3:31 - 4:20) - missing (tuning)
s1t08 (7:55 - 9:12) - missing (tuning)
s1t09 (4:08 - 4:09) - missing
s1t09 (5:18 - 5:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t10 (3:26 - 4:09) - missing (tuning)
s1t11 (9:08 - 7:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t12 (4:22 - 5:45) - missing (tuning)
s1t13>14 (7:58 - 0:56) - missing (tuning)
s1t17 (5:21) - removed subsecond glitch
s1t18 (5:32 - 5:44) - missing (tuning)
s2t01 (0:00 - 2:21) - missing (tuning)
s2t03 (6:04 - 6:19) - missing (tuning)
s2t04 (4:44 - 5:39) - missing (tuning)
s2t05 (4:40 - 4:41) - missing (splice)
s2t05 (9:24 - 10:47) - missing (tuning)
s2t06 (5:17 - 6:03) - missing (tuning)
s2t07 (9:07 - 9:16) - missing (flip)
s2t09 (5:08 - 5:30) - supplied by alt. SBD "Phil's Tape"
s2t09 (8:14 - 10:25) - missing (tuning)
s2t11 (4:54 - 8:54) - missing (tuning)
s2t12 (6:40 - 6:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t16 (4:17) - fixed sbe
s2t05 (10:50) - removed mic bump
Full coverage is achieved, and almost all the missing elements from the SBD